Below is a list of the minimal standards essential for students' successful future learning in mathematics. The essential minimum requirements provide the basis on which individual support plans will be devised.

### Essential minimum requirements at the end of grade 2

The student must:

- be able to add and subtract numbers to 100 (when crossing ten, concrete materials and written calculation strategies may be used).
- have memorised addition facts up to 20 and their inversions.
- have memorised the core multiplication facts up to 100 and their inversions.
- be able to deduce other multiplication and division facts using the core facts or using other strategies to work them out.
- demonstrate basic skills of dealing with data (measuring lengths, representing the value of money, reading time).

### Essential minimum requirements at the end of grade 4

The student must:

- have memorised addition and subtraction facts up to 20 and multiplication facts and their inversions up to 100 (end of first semester of grade 3).
- understand written addition, subtraction, multiplication and division strategies and be able to use them.
- demonstrate basic knowledge of money, length, time, weight and volume (mm, cm, dm, m, km, d, h, s, min, t, kg, lbs, gr, l, ml, Euro, Cent).
- demonstrate basic geometrical skills such as drawing, dissection and construction, symmetry.

### Essential minimum requirements at the end of grade 6

The student must:

- be able to use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division strategies with fractions; recognize and utilize links between these operations, understand and use equivalent fractions.
- be able to round and estimate numbers, taking into consideration the context of these numbers.
- demonstrate basic knowledge of money, length, time, weight, area and volume (eg. cm
^{2}, dm^{2}, m^{2}, a, ha, km^{2}, mm^{3}, cm^{3}, dm^{3}, m^{3}, l, ml) and basic knowledge and skills needed to solve contextualised mathematical problems (e.g. measuring, estimating, comparing, converting, calculating.) - be able to determine the area of two-dimensional shapes, volume of cubes and rectangular prisms.
- be able to name basic geometric shapes and describe their characteristics.
- be able to recognise and describe different types of angles, draw angles accurately and estimate the size of angles.
- be able to read and interpret data from texts, tables, pictures and diagrams.

Approved by the Mathematics Department.